One thing I wish I could manage in my life is a little balance. I love it when a creative urge strikes, but it usually means it consumes me for days or weeks at a time and then it disappears just as suddenly, sometimes not coming back for weeks or months.
My latest urge has been baking, and daily I have been in the kitchen making a little something. The counter is now piled with tupperware full of buns, bread and cookies, and only the four of us to consume it before it goes stale. I suppose there are worse things to have happen, but really, couldn't the creative Muse just dole out it out in an even allotment every time?
I found an extraordinary amount of coconut in the pantry and made cocoa-coconut nests. They happen to go nicely with the coconut pudding I made immediately after.
For years I have wanted to make Paska doves for Easter. This was the year it got done! I didn't use a specific Paska recipe (Ukrainian egg bread), but another egg bread recipe I found in my bread maker manual. We all thought they were quite cute, lined up like little broody birds:
Plump little things aren't they?
The other half of the dough became one of those braid-y breads.
Saturday night was family movie night, which means supper in front of the TV and something special for dessert if I get motivated. I made Peep s'mores, which I thought would be gross, but since I ate three I have to give them a thumbs up!
Sunday found My Favourite Boy with no one to play with so we made mini cupcakes. I made a batch of icing and gave him some Easter decorations and free reign to decorate. I think he did a great job:
I'm not sure if I will still be baking mode in order to make my own birthday cake for Wednesday. If not, perhaps the Baking Muse will have drifted over to Mr. Craftyworld....
Have a sweet week!